intellicents builds active management feature to adviser platform and Hartford Funds releases multifactor mutual funds.
CIT-based solutions grew, while mutual fund-based solutions declined in 2018, according to Sway Research.
As the firm launches a new initiative to educate investors about active management opportunities, Putnam CEO Bob Reynolds says he is optimistic that an improved retirement landscape will take shape in 2019.
Franklin Templeton Creates Additional Active Funds; Hartford Funds Presents ETF Focused on Fixed Income; First Trust Introduces Actively Managed ETF; and more.
“There is no such thing as a passive glide path design, and this, as well as the many other active decisions that go into the creation and management of a TDF, can translate into meaningful differences in investment risks and results, even among passive TDFs,” observes Jake Gilliam at Charles Schwab.
In conversation with Jeff Kletti, head of investments at Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust, PLANADVISER gets an inside view of some emerging—and some familiar—defined contribution plan trends.
Down from a high of 84% in 1996, twenty years later the majority of the assets owned by respondents, 69%, are still actively managed.
Some are looking to build on proprietary investment models.
The median investment management fee charged to retirement plans is 38 basis points, according to the Callan Institute.